Sunny Easter Day.... Kids at Play

These children were playing and enjoying the wonderful sun today so I took the opportunity to take some people photos! I tried to not be too conspicuous with the camera : ) if you want to see the whole frame (as I intended it to look) you have to view it large.....
Fun shot!
posted April 9th, 2012  
Well done!
posted April 9th, 2012  
Fav! Love the motion and the soft photo! Beautiful image!
posted April 9th, 2012  
excellent photo! do you know them? (oh, and fav!)
posted April 9th, 2012  
@jsw0109 actually just met them and their parents today : )
posted April 9th, 2012  
More living things?? :) Lovin' it!! Great shot!!
posted April 9th, 2012  
Oh there is such fun in this photo. You can feel their joy!
posted April 9th, 2012  
such a wonderful and playful capture!
posted April 9th, 2012  
Always good to see kids having fun in the outdoors. Nice, fun capture.
posted April 9th, 2012  
Great people shot. It is hard to take photos out in the world we live in. Some people look with admiration and crave to see if you 'got the shot' then others look at you like you are some kind of creep. I'm sure this mother would love to see this beautiful pic!
posted April 9th, 2012  
@kamb I am especially worried about being perceived as a creep (or worse) -- especially when photographing children. Honestly, I probably would have never taken this shot had it not been for my lovely wife being there and meeting the parents. I am not a photographer so I can't pull out a business card and introduce myself as such. I would feel terrible if I was at a park taking photos of kids and a mother ran up and grabbed her child, running in horror from me, thinking that I was some sort of freak -- so I just don't go there. I guess I don't have the guts to approach a parent at a park or anywhere else and ask permission to take a photo of their child. Too bad, because children are such great subjects for photography!
posted April 9th, 2012  
This is a really beautiful capture. I love your words and honesty. It is such a shame that we live in that constant shadow, because as you say children make such great subjects.
posted April 9th, 2012  
Nice capture!!
posted April 9th, 2012  
Really nice shot! Love the solftness and the motion.
I see what you mean about people and specially children... btw your pic is beautiful, and sure these children and their parents would be happy to see it. Great one! :)
posted April 9th, 2012  
how sweet! what a catch, this picture speaks so much! :)
posted April 9th, 2012  
Lovely , lovely shot Gark & a definite fave ! Love the movement & spontaneity here & beautifully composed !! Can understand your feelings completely about photo taking around children these days especially a man & even if you are brave enough to ask they are reluctant even to let me as an older woman take a picture !! Not as fussy about all this PC rubbish in New Zealand I noticed..I was actually encouraged to take my camera into the hot pools to take a photo of my grandson.
posted April 9th, 2012  
this is a fabulous capture gark. The D700 is a great camera. I'm saving for either a canon 5d iii or the D800, may take me a few years ;-) would compliment the X100 really well.
posted April 9th, 2012  
@gark you should show them the end result... maybe they'd pay you for a print.
posted April 9th, 2012  
Great shot.
posted April 9th, 2012  
Oh wow - great shot - I haven't thought of the "wishy-washy"game in years!
posted April 9th, 2012  
Wonderful capture!
posted April 9th, 2012  
Fantastic photo. Gorgeous light and perfect DOF. Love the little slope there.
I get more suspicious around people with Iphones than somebody who has a serious looking kick-ass camera.
posted April 9th, 2012  
Lovely motion and soft focus
posted April 9th, 2012  
Gark, really like this, the subject, composition and soft dreamy feel. So Well Done!
posted April 9th, 2012  
Brilliant capture and 10 points for the shot of strangers (esp kids) - I know what you mean... you don't want to seem like some creepy hiding behind a camera haha I feel the same way!
posted April 9th, 2012  
Great capture! Beautiful lighting!
posted April 9th, 2012  
What an absoloutely wonderful capture!! : )
posted April 9th, 2012  
Lovely picture, especially as no faces are shown but you still feel the happiness and laughter!
posted April 9th, 2012  
So beautiful! Fav
posted April 9th, 2012  
Really nice capture
posted April 9th, 2012  
Great catch - the little one is getting the ride of her life!
posted April 9th, 2012  
This is a great shot Gark. Has a great feeling of being young and carefree.
posted April 9th, 2012  
Love the softness and the glow Gark. Do you use Nik CEP by any chance?
posted April 9th, 2012  
@jonesp Exactly right, Paul! : )
posted April 9th, 2012  
I love it, maybe just a little less than Silver Efex. It saved my ass on some portrait shots this weekend. Just a touch of glamour glow to take the harshness off...
posted April 9th, 2012  
@jonesp another way to achieve that effect quickly without Nik CEP is to decrease the clarity in Light room (usually with bumping up the contrast a bit as well). I stumbled across that by accident. Try decreasing the clarity sometime : ) I love Silver Efex as well!
posted April 9th, 2012  
You did such a great job capturing the moment here. Wonderful.
posted April 9th, 2012  
love this...no worries..thanks for looking through my stuff and for the compliment... :)
posted April 10th, 2012  
fav fav fav ...I think you now know that I've selected this as my fav. :))
posted April 10th, 2012  
Nice...another living creature ;)
posted April 10th, 2012  
that looks like such fun! love how you've processed it :)
posted April 10th, 2012  
Love love love this one! The colors, the glow and the happiness you can feel from your shot. And it's pretty rare to see shots of people in your project, so it's a fav :-)
posted April 10th, 2012  
What a fabulous moment you captured! So carefree and full of happiness. Wonderful!!!
posted April 10th, 2012  
Beautiful shot of kids at play. I'm so glad you got such a good one. Really nice :)
posted April 10th, 2012  
Oh and I think you might be a softy at heart ;)
posted April 10th, 2012  
super. I mean really...
posted April 10th, 2012  
I love this, Gark!
posted April 10th, 2012  
i also often do that! hide in front of people so they can't see me behind the camera. it can be pretty frustrating and i often don't get the right photo but well, we're here to learn, aren't we? :)
posted April 10th, 2012  
GREAT shot, and I really like how you've framed it!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Really great shot, nice use of soft focus (orton effect?) and the frame really sets it off :)
posted April 11th, 2012  
Lovely capture!!
posted April 12th, 2012  
Just lovely
posted April 13th, 2012  
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